Woodlands and trees can provide numerous benefits to the public and landowners alike. From improvements in local air quality through to the provision of timber products, woodlands can have a positive affect on many parts of our lives.
If you are a landowner or manager you may want to consider diversifying your land with woodlands. Woodlands can increase the capital, business and recreational value of your land, create a more attractive landscape, provide shelter for livestock and horses, and help to attract capital grants, among many other benefits.
And of course the support of landowners, farmers and land managers in developing woodlands is crucial to the success of Red Rose Forest.
You do not need to plant a large area of woodland, just a small number of well placed trees can make a valuable difference and we can help you to do this.
Free advisory and support service
Red Rose Forest offers a free support and advisory service to help you to create and manage woodland on your land. We can help you to:
Design and specify new woodlands
Write management plans and produce maps
Apply for Felling Licences
Prepare for woodland certification
Apply for grants through the English Woodland Grant Scheme
For more information on how Red Rose Forest can help you please contact Andy Long, Woodlands Officer on 0161 872 1660 or at
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English Woodland Grant Scheme
Most of the funding that supports woodland creation and management comes from the Forestry Commission through the English Woodland Grant Scheme. For more information please visit the Forestry Commission website EWGS
Environmental Stewardship Scheme
Environmental Stewardship Scheme is an agri-environment scheme which provides funding to farmers and other land managers who deliver environmental management on their land. Grant aid for small scale woodlands management may be available through this scheme. For more information please visit the Natural England website Environmental Stewardship
Certification of woodland independently demonstrates that it is being managed in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible way. Certification is recognised as a green badge of quality and can help with the marketing and selling of timber products.